When I think of past famous people, I think of quotes… things they’ve said that people have put into books or just continue to share. For the most part, that’s all that is left of these famous people. Motivational, inspirational, wise, etc. things that they’ve said that endure the test of time long after they’re gone.

Now, it may be selfish of me to say it but… I want that. I am not rich, nor famous, nor powerful. I have no lasting impression to leave and no way to make a mark on the world. I would love to be remembered for having made a difference in the world, especially in the world of Autism. But the sad reality is that once I’m gone, family and friends will miss me but that’ll be that.

So it got me to thinking, what do I have to contribute if not money or knowledge? Well, I can write a decent quote, it turns out. At least, that’s what I’m told. And since it’s not usually the charitable work or amazing things that people have done that get them remembered by the vast majority of the people, it’s their quotes, then maybe I can do that too.

Maybe one day, way off in the future, someone will happen upon something I said once and they’ll share it. And even though I will no longer be around, I will not have been forgotten. My words may just touch someone and help them feel a little better, a little wiser or maybe just put a smile on their face.

Yes, it is selfish of me to want that. But it’s all I have to give when I think to the future. And so, I write, and I record the things I say. Maybe one day, it’ll be worth it. I hope you like them.

Below I’ve put together a list of them… some are by others, I’ve put their name in if it is. The rest truly are from me.

  • “Acceptance is neither action nor inaction. It's a place. Once you find that place, you can begin to make real progress.”
    by Stuart Duncan
  • “You haven't got an imagination big enough for what your child could become”
    by Johnny Seitz (Loving Lampposts)
  • “Children with Autism grow up. It's time the rest of the world did too, through understanding and acceptance.”
    by Stuart Duncan
  • “Autism is neither a gift nor a curse. It just is what it is. Focus on the person. They're the true gift.”
    by Stuart Duncan
  • “The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.”
    by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • “Success isn't the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”
    by H Cain
  • “Autism is not a choice. Acceptance is. Imagine if the opposite was true.”
    by Stuart Duncan
  • “Inspiration isn't what makes you great. It helps you to uncover the greatness that is already within you.”
    by Stuart Duncan
  • “Not everything that steps out of line, and thus 'abnormal,' must necessarily be 'inferior'”
    by Hans Asperger
  • “I don't wish to change my child to fit the world just because he has Autism, I simply wish to change the world to fit him.”
    by Stuart Duncan

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